After a terrific inaugural festival in 2021, the Irvington Theater is thrilled to once again present the Arts Incubator Short Play Fest, a celebration of short, new plays and the playwrights behind them. The festival will be streamed online for free from February 25 to March 5. This year’s pieces run the gamut of genres and formats, but they’re all about how we as humans connect.
Seamus Eaton is a playwright and actor based in Mt. Kisco. love breakis his tribute to Abbott and Costello – a high-octane comedy about human greed, pirate treasure and the ways we communicate. The cast includes Andrew Laden, John Palacio and Claude Tusk. Luz Montez directs.
Luis Roberto Herrera is currently in his third and final year of the MFA Playwriting program at The New School. In his game WREN & LIN, a man longs to be there for his friend. How do you distil a lifetime of memories and meaning into one digestible sentence? Timothy Mark Davis directs and performs in this solo exhibition with photography by Ryan Arnst and video and sound editing by Jose Daniel Ordoñez Jr.
Lizz Mangan is a playwright and playwright dedicated to promoting and supporting queer, female, and underrepresented voices. Okay. is their exploration of how we behave when we’re most vulnerable – and how we manage, even for just one night. Sam Kamelhar and Sage Newman star, and Emily Hausmann directs.
John Cai is an international undergraduate student from Shenzhen, China studying playwriting and German studies at Emory University in Atlanta. In his solo piece, Gift, a student returns to China after his first year abroad in America. As moral and cultural boundaries blur, her little brother begins to feel like an outsider. Mateo Tewari directs Cai in this autobiographical play.
Amy Goddard is an award-winning actress, writer and producer based in Los Angeles. His game Dated unravels a woman’s quest for authenticity while finding humor in old and new social anxieties. She co-stars with Barry O’Rourke under the direction of John Zinman.
The five short plays will be available to stream on demand and for free as part of the Arts Incubator Short Play Fest from Friday, February 25 at 12:00 a.m. EST through Saturday, March 5 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Stream the festival at www.irvingtontheater.com/shortplayfest.